What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

At Hope Center, we are committed to the nonnegotiable truths in Scripture and allow the freedom to differ regarding particular practices and those things less clearly defined.
We believe the Bible is the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine, and conduct.  We affirm the centrality of the Word of God.
We believe that God identified Himself with all people in the person of Jesus Christ who proved He was God by His miraculous conception; His total humanity, by His birth from the Virgin Mary and ultimately by His miraculous resurrection from the dead.
We believe God wants people to know Him personally and experience meaningful life now and forever.  However, humankind has been separated from God by disobeying God’s Word.  Christ’s life, death and resurrection provide a way for us to be reunited with God.  If we repent of our disobedience and receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, then our relationship with God is restored.
We believe the Holy Spirit, who is equally God with the Father and Son, provides the energy and power for living the Christian life.  The Holy Spirit directs the church and empowers its members to serve Christ in the world.
We believe that every believer who identifies himself or herself with the church body should become an active participant in its work by discovering, developing, and using their individual gifts and talents.  
We believe that the voluntary practice of the tithe or offering is an act of worship and a way God calls believers to invest their finances in His ministry through the church.
We believe Christ freed us from the penalty and power of sin.  We are free to live a life that is obedient to God’s Word and all God would have us to do and be as His family.  In this freedom, differences of opinion in matters of interpretation, doctrine, and practice within the context of biblical guidelines and historical Christianity can be allowed and appreciated.